Clyne is yet to play for the Reds competitively this season after struggling with back and hamstring injuries, and managed just one pre-season friendly during the summer.
But there has been no indication that Clyne would be out for the long-term until now, with Jurgen Klopp saying a few weeks ago that he’d expect Clyne to be fit for the start of September.
In Clyne’s absence, Trent Alexander-Arnold has excelled as Liverpool’s new stand-in right-back, and he looks like he could easily hold down the position for the long-term – so have we seen the last of Clyne in a red shirt?
What's happening with Nathaniel Clyne???????
— Shubham (@logicalfirmino) September 4, 2017
Nathaniel Clyne will never play for my club again pic.twitter.com/McCTeMLcpX
— Jamie (@DefinitelyJamie) September 4, 2017
So, how badly injured is Nathaniel Clyne?? It's like the Henderson injury, not really getting told the extent of it #LFC
— Cameron H (@Klopptastic) September 4, 2017
— Nick Langridge?? (@NabyyKeita) September 4, 2017
— Anfield_Sam (@Anfield_Sam) September 3, 2017
— Bikram Red Scouse (@bikram_kop) September 4, 2017
— Suhas A R (@Suhas2009) September 4, 2017
Hard to see a way back into the team for Nathaniel Clyne. He hasn't had a pre-season and TAA has been the shining light in a crap back 4#LFC
— Conor H 1997 ?? (@conorYNWA1) August 20, 2017
It does seem slightly odd to us for Liverpool to leave him out of the European squad without so much as a hint that his injury was serious.
What do you think of the situation?